College Basketball Power Index

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The College Basketball Power Index (BPI) is a measure of team strength that is meant to be the best predictor of performance going forward. BPI represents how many points above or below average a team is. Strength of Record (SOR) is a measure of team accomplishment based on how difficult a team's W-L record is to achieve. Game predictions account for opponent strength, pace of play, site, travel distance, day's rest and altitude, and are used to simulate the season 10,000 times to produce season projections. Numbers update daily.

BPI Leader
Villanova
26-2
SOS Leader
Oklahoma
9-17
SOR Leader
Kansas
24-3
NCAAM RPI Leader
Kansas
24-3
RKTEAMCONFW-LBPI RKSOS RKSOR RKRPI RK
1VillanovaNOVABig East26-212322
2North CarolinaUNCACC23-521765
3West VirginiaWVUBig 1221-63462228
4GonzagaGONZWCC28-049939
5LouisvilleLOUACC22-55643
6FloridaFLASEC22-562088
7VirginiaUVAACC18-8721915
8DukeDUKEACC22-5824711
9PurduePURBig Ten22-59582119
10KansasKUBig 1224-310311
11KentuckyUKSEC22-51144117
12UCLAUCLAPac-1224-312811218
13OregonOREPac-1224-41372186
14Saint Mary'sSMCWCC24-3141422416
15BaylorBAYBig 1222-515854
16WisconsinWISBig Ten22-516331025
17CincinnatiCINAmerican24-317861514
18Wichita StateWICHMVC25-4181653245
19SMUSMUAmerican24-419792321
20Florida StateFSUACC21-620271412
21Notre DameNDACC21-721141324
22ArizonaARIZPac-1225-32274910
23CreightonCREIBig East22-523552023
24MichiganMICHBig Ten17-1024424853
25ButlerBUTBig East21-625191613

Glossary

  • BPI RK: Rank in the Basketball Power Index (BPI) among all Division I teams.
  • SOS RK: Strength of Schedule (SOS) rank among all Division I teams based on how a typical 25th ranked team would do against each team's schedule to date. SOS accounts for the game location, day's rest, travel distance, and high altitude in addition to opponent strength.
  • SOR RK: Rank of Strength of Record (SOR) among all Division I teams. SOR reflects the chance a typical 25th ranked team would have team's record or better, given the schedule on a 0 to 100 scale, where 100 is best.
  • RPI RK: Team's rank in official NCAA Ratings Percentage Index (RPI).

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